New to filling carts - Are they supposed to crackle?

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by sk8man121, Jan 22, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    ME
    So I just filled my first cart (yay!) with Johnson Creek Red Oak Domestic. I'm using volt cartomizers and the volt automatic battery.

    Let it sit for a half hour and it tastes great, although the vapor is quite strong and there's a crackling noise in the cartomizer at each hit. Did I do something wrong?
     
  2. neonballoon

    neonballoon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2012
    United States
    No, a bit of crackle is what you'd expect from a carto. If you're getting good hits out of it, it's normal.
     
  3. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Sounds normal to me!! :D

    It's *gurgle* you really don't want to hear...
     
  4. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    ME
    what does gurgle mean?
     
  5. KuhnDog

    KuhnDog Full Member

    Jan 12, 2013
    augusta,ga
    if you get a gurgle it means that you have overfilled and now you have some juice in the airflow tube in the middle.blow through the carto and no more gurgles :)
     
  6. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    ME
    oh ok. i've been very careful to only drip down the sides of the carto top so that none gets in the airflow tube. Does 18-20 drops at a time sound right?
     
  7. Phil McRotch

    Phil McRotch Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2010
    Carson, CA
    Crackling is the sound of carto heaven.

    I'm not sure about the number of drops to top it off when it starts getting dry, but you'll know it's ready to hit when the inside is nice and wet. Sounds sexy, I know.
     
  8. middleborn

    middleborn Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    SoCal
    As all have said above...
    Crackle good...
    Gurgle not good.
    As for how many drops?
    When I used cartos, I would add slowly...about 5 drops at a time and rest. Then, continue til it got slushy.
    I know there are videos out there showing how to push juice from the bottom using the plastic cover.
     
  9. SupplyDaddy

    SupplyDaddy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    There are many ways and means to fill them. I fill from the bottom and add from the top. I also blow my carto's out onto a paper towel before use to make sure it doesn't Gurgle..
     
  10. Los Marauder

    Los Marauder Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2011
    Iowa City
    I love it when my cartos crackle.
     
  11. MF DOOM

    MF DOOM Moved On

    Dec 30, 2012
    Somerset, MA
    Not only is it supposed to crackle, but some well known reviewers still prefer cartos due to that noise...

    That is the result you desire you are hearing, that sweet juice atomizing into vapor.

    Golden rule for cartos though, keep, them...WET!
    Not too much to the point of painfully obvious flooding. In time you will become more proficient at this.
     
  12. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    ME
    So is it wise to maybe fill with 20 drops, let it sit for a half hour, hit it a few times, fill it again with 10 more, let it sit etc until it's nice and slushed?
     
  13. neonballoon

    neonballoon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2012
    United States
    Yes, you want the top to look a bit like a fresh slushee, not melted.
     
  14. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2012
    ME
    is it ok after to filling them to let them sit for a day or so before use, or do they dry up like that?
     
  15. neonballoon

    neonballoon Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2012
    United States
    I always had a carto in a tank but I don't see them drying out over night. You might want to check that the carto is still wet before hitting tho.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page